The Department of Defense constructs, operates, and maintains numerous facilities. This report shares RAND's description and assessment of the process used to obtain life-cycle cost-effective facilities and how it affects construction options.
Mar 5, 2013
Root Cause Analyses of Nunn-McCurdy Breaches, Volume 1: Zumwalt-Class Destroyer, Joint Strike Fighter, Longbow Apache, and Wideband Global Satellite
Congressional concern with cost overruns in some major defense acquisition programs led to an investigation of root causes by examining program reviews, analyzing data, participating in contractor briefings, and holding meetings with stakeholders.
Nov 7, 2011
U.S. Marine Corps intelligence comprises a number of ad hoc arrangements, practices, and organizations. A review of its organizational design examined how to better align it with current and future missions and functions.
Jul 13, 2011
Explores the adoption of multifactor authentication (MFA) -- which combines something you know (e.g., a PIN), something you have (e.g., a token), and/or something you are (e.g., a fingerprint) -- to identify users to a computer system.
Apr 15, 2011
This report examines the sociocultural concerns that arise among soldiers, civilian employees, and the general public when the military mandates widespread use of biometrics.
Jan 1, 2001
The Army needs to ensure that the right people -- and only the right people -- can get access to its information systems, its weapons, and its many databases that serve the Army community. Biometrics may offer a solution.
Jan 1, 2001
The United States spends over $16 billion a year to fight drugs, or so the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has certified over the past few years.
Jan 1, 2000
The authors discuss the effects of the legislation on treatment participation, financing, and availability, and the legislation's impact on individuals with dual mental health and substance abuse problems.
Jan 1, 1999
The United States is a net exporter of technology and technical knowledge. Despite fears that this outflow of technology is costly to U.S. taxpayers, it would be impractical to institute a government-wide system for monitoring and restricting ...
Jan 1, 1998
This report discusses trends in the international arms markets, how transfers of weapons and technology are controlled, the economics of arms exports, and the relationship between arms exports and a country's economy.
Jan 1, 1996
Are Overseas Bases Worth the Bucks? An Approach to Assessing Operational Value and an Application to the Philippines
In order to maintain a military presence in many parts of the world the United States relies on access to foreign bases.
Jan 1, 1993
Assesses the value to the United States and to the Republic of the Philippines of U.S. access to military facilities in the Philippines.
Jan 1, 1989
To begin to understand how to assess the spinoff potential of the Strategic Defense Initiative, this paper examines other research and development (R&D) programs, investigating both new products and new processes.
Jan 1, 1986
This Note was prepared as a background paper for a RAND conference on Cooperative Forces in the Third World, held on March 14-15, 1985. Cooperative Forces are Third World military units operating with a major power to advance mutual interests.
Jan 1, 1985
Conference on "Cooperative Forces in the Third World" was held to assess the desirability, feasibility, and means of providing enhanced support for the development of "cooperative" forces in the Third World.
Jan 1, 1985